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.Jerry.

Can anyone tell me about accessing medicare records once a child is 14?

I've read the government website, which seems to link to a form not applicable.

DD is 14 and has a mygov account, but it says can't get records till she is 18.

We (DD and I) just need to access her medicare records to sort out her medical history.

So what happens when your child is 14?

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Mrs Claus

You might need to set up a seperate myGov/Medicare account for her. DD is 17 and still on our card but her Medicare is linked to her myGov 

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JRA

My only answer is "GIVE UP".

 

As far as I can tell it is impossible, even he cant see them with his mygov account

 

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JRA
4 minutes ago, Mrs Claus said:

You might need to set up a seperate myGov/Medicare account for her. DD is 17 and still on our card but her Medicare is linked to her myGov 

On DS's my gov it says he cannot see his own records until he is 18

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.Jerry.
Just now, JRA said:

On DS's my gov it says he cannot see his own records until he is 18

Yes, DD has a Mygov account, but we get the same message.  So the records not accessible for four years??

We are trying to put together a medical history for DD for her chronic pain...

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JRA
5 minutes ago, .Jerry. said:

Yes, DD has a Mygov account, but we get the same message.  So the records not accessible for four years??

We are trying to put together a medical history for DD for her chronic pain...

As far as I can tell.  I am happy to be corrected.  Thankfully, only another 3 months to go in this house

 

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Mrs Claus

Oh that’s annoying

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amdirel
2 hours ago, JRA said:

My only answer is "GIVE UP".

 

Lol yep me too!!

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rosie28

Maybe call Medicare? Every time I’ve needed to call for anything they have been amazingly helpful. 

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**Xena**

It's so stupid isn't it! 

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PrincessPeach

I’d be calling Medicare - that is crazy that neither of you can see them.

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Jembo
6 hours ago, JRA said:

My only answer is "GIVE UP".

 

Yup - we have been dealing with same thing with DS17.  We have rung and they keep telling me we should be able to with no reason why we cant.  We even went in and showed screen shots of what we see.  The solution?  They gave me a brochure on My Gov and said I could see it on that - after just showing them our my gov screen shot 🤦‍♀️.  

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purpleduck

I spoke with Medicare a while back and basically from 14-18yo its a bit of a black hole.

If you have a regular GP, can you get a copy of your DDs file from them?

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Grrrumbles

She can agree to you being a nominee.

Medicare tax statements are no longer prepared but they might be able to mail old ones out to her. 

Would your Private Health insurance record be of any help or was it all GP visits?

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OrangeSprout

This system is really quite broken.. I was shocked when I could no longer access my DS16's when he was 14.. 
Haven't tried to look through his MyGov account..

 

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amdirel

Yes ^^ I was shocked too. I had no idea. I was even more shocked when one specialist receptionist told me that I can't claim the rebate back on the fee... it had to go to the 15yo!! Lol. I remember arguing that the 15yo isn't paying the freaking fees, *I* am, hence give me the bloody rebate! Can't remember what happened after that, but I haven't had the issue again.

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melanieb530

Yes, went around in circles 2 years ago on this one too. Set up MyGov account for 14 year old (because I was told it would be visible to her there) completely useless, can’t see anything 2 years on, only another 2 years till she’s 18. 
3 more kids to go... 

 

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SeaPrincess

I was telling my sister about this the other day as I was setting my 15yo up with myGov access. She thinks it will be fixed by the time her 5yo is 14 🤣😂

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BadCat

Medicare can provide you with a printed statement of claims.  You might have to push them though.

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Murderino

Thanks to these threads appearing frequently on EB I get everything at the end of each financial year so that when my kids turn 14 I'll have that history and then we just have their four years till 18.

Luckily their father leaves all medical stuff for me so there's nothing on his card that I can't see!

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kaishra

It makes absolutely no sense, my eldest 2 are 16 and 15 and I'm the one who setup their MyGov accounts and have access to them but none of their medical info is available till they're 18.  The other day I forked out $140 for the eldest to see a podiatrist and I have no idea where the rebate is going to cause I'm pretty sure I haven't put any bank details on his MyGov

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JRA
19 minutes ago, kaishra said:

It makes absolutely no sense, my eldest 2 are 16 and 15 and I'm the one who setup their MyGov accounts and have access to them but none of their medical info is available till they're 18.  The other day I forked out $140 for the eldest to see a podiatrist and I have no idea where the rebate is going to cause I'm pretty sure I haven't put any bank details on his MyGov

I think it is based on the Medicare card

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~Jolly_F~
50 minutes ago, JRA said:

I think it is based on the Medicare card

It’s not... it based on the person. DH had our old bank account on his, luckily it was closed, so bounced  and I could update the details. We called and they said yer it happens a lot, people assume it’s card based but it’s not! 

It’s such a stupid system. So a 14yo kid parents can’t access their Medicare record but neither can they... who comes up with this sh*t?! 

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purpleduck

I'm pretty sure I've paid for my DDs specialist appt and the Medicare rebate was processed to my usual bank account - I would think it depends on which account is linked to the medicare card used? So if your child has their own medicare card, then yes, it would go to whichever account was linked to their card?

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Treasure Island

I had to set it up for my son so we could access his immunisation record for school. We ended up having to call and do it over the phone and he had to talk to them. He is 16. I suppose I have to go through it again for my 14 yr old at some point. Mostly I put it off until I really needed to do it as my refunds were still being processed to me.

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